PERSIA (IRAN)

22-98
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

22/98

 

Early Persian contract used ex Czech blades with markings deleted

 

 

Makers marks left intact

 

Czech pommel stamps not removed but you can just see the Persian Crest lightly over striking the 14P Czech mark

 

Original L frog stud has been removed and  French style strap added. I have another blade with the scabbard having original Czech marks struck out on the L shaped frog

 

 

I am unsure as to the relevance of the tang marks and as to whether they are Czech or Persian

22-98
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

Persian 98/22

 

Scabbard is ex Czech VZ23 which indicates this bayonet is one of the first contract blades

22-98
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

98-22 for Persia

 

 

Pommel Markings Persian Contract blade

22-98
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  
Near mint 22-98 with correct scabbard staple and lack of any marks other than the Persian crown and serial on the butt fitted with reproduction frog
 
Total length = 515mm Blade length = 382mm   Blade width =  19.6mm  MRD = 15.5 mm  

1139
Near mint 98-22 with correct scabbard staple and lack of any marks other than the Persian crown and serial on the butt

g3
 
Total length = mm                  Blade length =  mmBlade width = mm MRD = 0mm

G3 bayonet with distinctive web frog

 

 

Hilt

 

 

Distinctive web frog with brass ringed hole

 

 

Very rough sharpening to the blade